FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2010
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON NEW LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
"Throughout history, immigrants contributing innovative ideas and hard work have helped make America the world's preeminent economic superpower. But our immigration laws are broken - hurting our businesses and cities - and if more states begin to follow Arizona's misguided new law, our national economy will pay a heavy price. Our nation needs Washington to take action, and today I am happy to see that Senators Reid, Schumer, Menendez, Feinstein and Durbin have introduced a framework for comprehensive immigration reform. This is an important first step towards securing our border, while also ensuring America has the entrepreneurs, scientists and workers we need for continued economic growth. In the coming months, I will do everything possible to help bring legislators from both parties together to pass a comprehensive reform bill that will ensure American prosperity in the 21st century and beyond."
Stu Loeser / Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958